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Edina Realty's Jaimie Schmeling - 'Opening the Door to Your Dreams' (sponsored)

Aug 13, 2017 03:54PM ● By Jaimie Schmeling
The following post was written, provided and sponsored by Jaimie Schmeling Edina Realty.
Greetings Maple Grove!

I would like to introduce myself to you and the Maple Grove Voice readers. I am so excited to be advertising and sharing my real estate expertise with readers. I am sharing my new slogan:

Opening the Door to Your Dreams

Owning a home that is unique to individual's or families needs is a dream come true! I share the love of people and homes and use my knowledge to bring them both together!

I am going to be sharing articles to keep you up to date on the market, the present knowledge needed for buyers and sellers that has changed since the last time they were active, how to save the most in selling or get the most in a home for your money. Some homeowners live in their home for 20 years and need a little brushing up on what is going on! That's where I come in.

I am sure you know Edina Realty is a great company that takes great care of its clients. We have led the market in the metro for 17 consecutive years! I am a part of a very strong company. Possibly you have seen my signs out before? They are big red signs sharing that I am a neighborhood realtor! I have lived in three subdivisions in Maple Grove and know a lot about the city, but do list and help buyers buy or list homes across the metro within 60 miles! I'm willing to travel and will take care of your needs anywhere, regardless of location. 

I also have an outgoing referral business with Edina Realty. We are under Warren Buffet's umbrella, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. I know there are some of you that have family and friends out of state who don't know what realtor to use. Our company has experts that will help them find the right agent with their real estate needs, whether listing or selling. Simply contact me and I can get the referral process started! For example, I have helped sell a multi-million dollar home in LaPorte, Indiana. Edina Realty Referral Specialists and myself offer a national service of choosing and interviewing the right realtors for a specific listing with a plan to get it sold for the most money in the least amount of time. They offer virtual staging and many creative marketing concepts to help get a home sold!

I treat my clients as if they are my family and friends and want the best for them. I grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, but have lived in the Twin Cities for 12 years and love it here. I am a vibrant, hard working realtor that goes the extra mile with top notch customer care while cultivating long term client relationships and networks. I work diligently to gain clients by proven results, marketing and staging creativity, and negotiating skills that keep every penny possible in my client's pocket. I like to use that old fashioned term because I know folks appreciate it and it is true! Why? Because I like to save money just as much as they do! 

My family, husband, Tom, son, Nate, 22, Hannah, 16, Leah, 15 and three golden-doodles keep me busy but I love what I do and consider it a passion more than a job! I was an elementary teacher for 12 years with a master’s in education - so I now use my teaching and love for writing to teach buyers and sellers. I work with people of all ages, so it's important to know how they want to communicate and take great pride in making sure every step is clear to my clients. I have helped investors buy and sell their properties while there are renters present, represent buyers in new construction builds, acreage purchases, lake homes, and more. Besides the traditional loans like Conventional and FHA, I have represented during various types of loans including contract for deeds financing, Veterans loans, 203K rehab loans. I also do short sales and am always willing to dig in right away with any real estate needs. I always answer my phone and am very prompt with emails and text communications! 

This is a living room I recently staged in a townhome using the seller's furniture with updated decorative pieces.

Qualities that set me apart from the rest is careful attention to buyer's and seller's needs and listening to what is important to them. I am straightforward with them about pricing and that I am going to do everything I can to make the process as seamless as possible. For sellers, I offer decluttering assistance and floor plan and staging tips including some of my inventory, which brings so much more money to a seller! First impressions are huge and refreshing a door with paint and new handles or adding a new storm door if needed are key. I also help buyers visualize a floor plan so that it can work for their needs and in the process help them see the possibilities they might not realize.

Negotiations are also key to closing a sale with the other party and the approach of the realtor can make or break the sale. I feel it's important to have good relationships with other realtors and be a good example for those who aren't always on their toes on the other side. I am a strong networker and am very connected to the schools, area sports activities (Maple Grove Senior High Girls Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis), and am a big dog lover and well connected there. I am in various social groups like Bunco, book clubs, prayer and parent groups. I am in a very strong office of 60 full-time amazing realtors and have learned from the best, I know how to win the sale! We have a Network One pre-list program that allows our 2,300 agents to connect pre-lists and buyers together to possibly get the home sold before it's posted on MLS! 

I would love to meet you and hear about you and your real estate needs! Call me and introduce yourself! I would so love that. I love people! Ask me anything. I'm sure I will have a way to help! Please contact me with your real estate needs, consider liking my Facebook business page which shares market information, what is happening in my business, staging, decorating and buying tips with added humor and appreciation. I also invite you to download my Edina Realty phone app. You are welcome to go on my Edina Realty website to see my listings and sales. 

I am happy to introduce you to a great lender, Kyle Field, of American Mortgage and Equity Consultants. He will be sharing mortgage market information and lending tips here in the future.

"Opening the Door to Your Dreams"

Expect the exceptional!


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